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post #11 of 15 Old 09-02-2019, 07:26 PM
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At 13.5v I would probably want to check at the battery with a good meter to see what it says. You really need to see around 14 and higher at the battery. Probably is just a "glitch" in how the onboard readout is now calculated. But I would want to be sure.

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post #12 of 15 Old 09-02-2019, 11:13 PM
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You really need to see around 14 and higher at the battery.
You’re saying it should be at about 14v when the engine is idling?
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Not at idle, but certainly at 3K rpm and above, provided normal loads. A DL650 will drop to 11.5 volts at idle with heated grips on. Further with a heated jacket. Same thing could happen if you have an other loads above lights, FI pump, etc.
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My onboard volt meter reads 13.8 - 13.9 when running at idle. My battery charger volt meter says 14.6. Are these stock volt meters that far off or are they reading from different points on the bike?
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At 13.5v I would probably want to check at the battery with a good meter to see what it says. You really need to see around 14 and higher at the battery. Probably is just a "glitch" in how the onboard readout is now calculated. But I would want to be sure.
Realshelby, AS ALWAYS, you are correct. I just put a voltmeter at the battery and, as the dash reads 13.5v, the meter is reading 14.5v.

The reading on my dash voltmeter changed after I had the wiring and control module recall done; it used to be more accurate. Not a big deal, as I rarely pay any attention to it; but it’s just another typical example (in my experience) of dealership ‘workmanship’... fix one thing and brake another.
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FAR from always correct....

The lesson is that you don't need to worry about exact voltage. Confirm your dash meter by testing against it at the battery with a good meter. There will almost always be a difference. Once you see that difference you can "adjust" for it when you look at the dash meter. What you are really looking for is a change from what you normally see. Doesn't matter if the dash meter is 10 volts low......as long as you know that and watch for it to change what is normal for it.

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